Sheila Birchall

Sheila Birchall

Professional background
Retired NHS Consultant Psychiatrist

Qualifications B Med Sci BM BS MRCPsych

Type of stroke and its effects
No personal history of stroke

Why are you involved with @astroke?
In my work I developed, managed and delivered services for older people with mental health problems and for younger sufferers with dementia. As a result I met many stroke victims and their families and became very interested in the wider implications of stroke.

What difference do you hope to make?
I hope that my professional experience and personal commitment will help the group to give a meaningful voice to those affected by stroke in the development of rigorous and relevant research.